|Thu Nov 29 2007 08:54:24|
Askville and Chance to Receive Amazon Gift Cards
By: Ina Steiner
Amazon.com launched Askville, a website where users ask and answer questions. Askville.com users who share their knowledge by answering questions will receive Quest Gold, which, for a limited time and while supplies last, can be redeemed for $100 or $50 Amazon.com Gift Cards
Askville.com users who ask or answer questions earn Quest Gold. The amount of Quest Gold a user earns is tied to how well they answer questions on Askville.com and what level of expertise they have reached in a particular topic (users earn experience points in specific topics when they answer questions and are promoted to higher levels within each topic as they continue to submit high-quality answers in those topics). Askville.com plans to launch another website called Questville.com where users will be able to use their Quest Gold for various activities and a chance to get other rewards..
For a limited time and while supplies last, Askville.com users can redeem their Quest Gold for $100 and $50 Amazon.com Gift Cards, Askville.com t-shirts and coffee mugs. (See here for complete terms and conditions.)
Askville.com had been open to a select number of users since its initial beta launch last December, and is currently in beta-testing. Users who are not Amazon customers and have a cell phone in the U.S. and Canada can still gain access to Askville.com by authenticating themselves via mobile phone.